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NE WS DE S K Arkansas-Louisiana, and Rocky Mountain conferences before coming to Northern California. After retiring, Schneider accepted a pastoral call to the Rocky Mountain Conference, where he served at the Denver South church until 2013. Known for their love of Reformation history, Don and Marti Schneider led 42 tour groups in Germany and Rome. Hal Thomsen served as assistant to the president under Schneider for his five years at the NCC. “Don had a special ability to ‘re-present’ Jesus so that people who knew him were drawn

to Jesus and desired to be more like Him,” he said. “People who worked with him say few people impacted their ministry the way Don did.” Ricardo Graham, president of the Pacific Union Conference, was an NCC pastor when Schneider was president. “He had a pastor’s heart and a great sense of humor,”

said Graham. “Elder Schneider was a funloving person who could relate a humorous anecdote and get a crowd or congregation laughing out loud, but he was serious about reaching souls for Jesus. Don and Marti were a power couple for the Lord. He will be missed.” Schneider is survived by Marti, daughter Carol, son Don Jr., and daughter-in-law Dorothy.

Public College Ministries Establishes Ties By Ron Pickell

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ublic College Ministries (PCM) is actively succeeding in bringing Adventist and Christian young adults together on public campuses across North America. Even though its goals at the beginning of the year seemed optimistic, it is accomplishing every one.

This year’s highlight was the 2019 Adventist Christian Fellowship (ACF) Institute, which took place from May 20 to 25 at UC Berkeley. With 125 registrants, the largest attendance to date, students attending nonAdventist colleges and universities from across the North American Division (NAD), including the U.S.,

Attendees walk through campus singing songs about Jesus.

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Canada, Bermuda, and Guam, gathered for campus ministry training. They learned practical skills for reaching out to their peers and teaching them about Christ, and they were introduced to a basic philosophy of Adventist campus ministry leadership. Making this event even more

Pacific Union Recorder—July 2019  

A Hymn to God the Father Wilt thou forgive that sin where I begun, Which was my sin, though it were done before? Wilt thou forgive that sin...

Pacific Union Recorder—July 2019  

A Hymn to God the Father Wilt thou forgive that sin where I begun, Which was my sin, though it were done before? Wilt thou forgive that sin...